Lux - click to ENLARGE
Lux are a 5 piece local band who have quickly established themselves on the
local music scene since they formed sometime in 2003. Apart from their live
gigs they have done an interesting live acoustic broadcast on Manx Radio
Colin Davidson (37) Guitars and vocals. Previously a bass player, past bands
include Big Blue 72, Citizen Kane and The Swiss Family Orbison. The SFO
released a self titled album in 1998 to great critical acclaim but for little
commercial gain. John Peel, in Dec 1997, described it as "one of the best
albums I have heard all year".
Colin has, in the past, been a librarian, a radio researcher and a steward at a
football ground among other less glamourous things. He moved to the Isle of Man
in 2003 and met up with the rest of Lux and made the change from Bass to
guitar. The rest, they say, is recent history.
Mike is 26 and wrote his first song on his first night at university. It was
crap! Fortunately, in the following few years he managed to pen a few gems,
enjoying minor local success in Newcastle. He was instrumental in forming Lux
in February after agreeing to play a Scout gig in June with a then non-existent
band naming the said creation after a character played by Kirsten Dunst in the
film "The Virgin Suicides". Mike teaches stuff to small people so he can afford
Steph is a classically trained musician and teaches music on the Isle of Man.
She has a wide knowledge of a variety of musical styles and has been a member
of various types of bands from rock to folk and classical.
She is a versatile musician and can turn her hand to anything Lux's songwriters
have thrown in her direction and complements the different styles within the
group with great applomb. An exciting performer, she has stolen the show on a
few occasions as much with her on stage behaviour as her keyboard playing.
A lobster fisherman by trade, Danny has had a long and varied career playing
drums and percussion with various bands including Mad Jack's Travelling Circus
and Oasis (though Liam and Noel would have been fighting in their pram at the
time). Also a keen knob twiddler he's engineered many fine recordings by the
likes of Terrorvision, Warrior Soul, and The Suns of Arqa. Possessed of a
slightly higher IQ than most drummers, he can tie his own shoelaces.
Paul Carr started playing bass after seeing Iron Maiden in his teens. Always
wanted to be
like Steve Harris, but then got a life... biggest influence in his playing is
now Flea of the RHCP's . Previously in bands called 'The Chocolate Tadpole Love
Experience' and the 'Tasmanic Witch Doctors' but enjoyed most success with 'The
Smelly Beer Crotch Love Band' which lasted for four years at Brunel University,
with the biggest gig supporting Then Jericho (when people had heard of them)
You can check out the Lux gig at the Shore Hotel Acoustic Stage of the 2004
Isle of Man Blues Festival by clicking